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PG| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
During the Spanish Inquisition, Franciscan monk Brother Juniper (Gabriel Byrne) witnesses the collapse of a bridge in Lima, Peru, and wonders why God has chosen to let five people perish. At a tribunal led by the imperious archbishop of Peru (Robert De Niro), the monk gives evidence about the tragedy's victims, including a marquesa (Kathy Bates) rejected by her daughter (Émilie Dequenne) and the beautiful mistress (Pilar López de Ayala) of a local nobleman (F. Murray Abraham).

Cast: Robert De Niro , F. Murray Abraham , Kathy Bates , Gabriel Byrne , Geraldine Chaplin , Émilie Dequenne , Adriana Domínguez , Harvey Keitel

Director: Mary McGuckian

Genres: Drama

Distributor: New Line Cinema

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

Release Date: June 24th, 2005|2 hr. 4 min.

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  • 25
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Rates an inquisition of its own. It may not be heresy to fill out an ensemble cast of Peruvian and Spanish characters almost exclusively with non-Hispanic actors, but it certainly destroys any sense of authenticity. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Ultimately comes across as a soporific costume drama featuring a gallery of miscast stars. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Wilder's created world is alive with his erudition, his sympathy for his characters in their loneliness and flawed goodness. This film doesn't do him justice but it's a gesture in the right direction. show more

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